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Christmas

With Heart and Voice ® Program 2051

Suggested Broadcast: Sunday, December 27, 2020

Joyous music of the season continues this week on With Heart and Voice, as Peter DuBois shares and organ favorites, both old and new!


With Heart and Voice ® Program 2050

Suggested Broadcast: Sunday, December 20, 2020

As we prepare for the eve of Christmas, we’ll begin the festivities with music to celebrate the arrival of the Christ Child on this edition of With Heart and Voice.  Tune in as Peter DuBois shares sacred choral and organ treasures of the season.


Lobero Theatre

A musical celebration of the Winter holidays -- Christmas, the Solstice, Chanukah, New Year’s and Twelfth Night/Epiphany -- featuring traditional carols, wassails, hymns, children’s songs, and folk dance-tunes excerpted from live Christmas Revels stage productions presented around the country.

This holiday season is like no other in recent memory, and now more than ever, we need the unifying power of choral music. The Rochester, NY chamber choir Madrigalia, and their Artistic Director Cary Ratcliff return to public radio for Christmas with Madrigalia 2020, a holiday concert that celebrates the power of music and the excitement and joy of the holiday season.

This one-hour program, recorded live in concert during the 2019 holiday season, features beautiful music by Stephen Paulus, Harold Darke, Tomas Luis de Victoria, Eriks Esenvalds, J.S. Bach and Vince Guaraldi, along with a number of Cary Ratcliff’s own arrangements.


Daniel Fischer

One of the most beloved traditions of the holiday season is the Festival of Lessons and Carols, a service made famous at King’s College in Cambridge, England. The Festival tells the Christmas story in words and music, and is presented all over the world in many languages and variations.

Tune in for A Rochester Festival of Lessons and Carols recorded at Third Presbyterian Church in Rochester, New York during the 2019 Holiday Season, under the direction of organist/choirmaster Peter DuBois, who is known to public radio listeners across the country as the host of With Heart and Voice. The one-hour program consists of the traditional readings and music by Paul Manz, Kim Andre Arnesen, CV Stanford, Morten Lauridsen and John Rutter.


Celebrate the holiday season with 17th century flair with A Baroque Noel. Join Rochester’s Pegasus Early Music and NYS Baroque for seasonal baroque gems brought to life by a full Baroque choir and orchestra.

The one-hour program, hosted by WXXI’s Mona Seghatoleslami, features Marc-Antoine Charpentier's Messe de Minuit pour Noel. Acclaimed lutenist Paul O'Dette leads an ensemble of sought-after musicians from across the country in this grand Christmas mass that quotes many popular Christmas carols of the 1600s. The program is rounded out with virtuosic concertos for oboe and mandolin by Vivaldi, as well as French Christmas carols.


With Heart and Voice ® Program 1951

Suggested Broadcast: Sunday, December 29, 2019

The holiday festivities continue with delightful carols and anthems from a variety of religious traditions celebrating the birth of Christ. Join Peter DuBois for some Christmas cheer!


With Heart and Voice ® Program 1950

Suggested Broadcast: Sunday, December 22, 2019

As we approach Christmas Eve, we’ll begin the festivities with music to celebrate the arrival of the Christ Child on this edition of With Heart and Voice. Tune in as Peter DuBois shares sacred choral and organ treasures of the season.


In 2011, Concentus Women's Chorus gave us the gift of music for our fourth Holiday Backstage Pass.  Eight years later, they return to our studios for another holiday performance, and with a new Music Director. Join our seasonal celebration Wednesday, December 18 at 1 PM. The show repeats on Sunday, December 22 at 1 PM.

You can read more about Concentus and the passing of the baton in David Raymond's City Paper article.  

Daniel Fischer

A Rochester Festival of Lessons and Carols airs Sunday, December 15 at 1:00pm and Tuesday, December 24 at 11:00pm.

One of the most beloved traditions of the holiday season is the Festival of Lessons and Carols, a service made famous at King’s College in Cambridge, England. The Festival tells the Christmas story in words and music, and is presented all over the world in many languages and variations.

Tune in for A Rochester Festival of Lessons and Carols recorded at Third Presbyterian Church in Rochester, New York under the direction of organist/choirmaster Peter DuBois, who is known to public radio listeners across the country as the host of With Heart and Voice.

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